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The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a collaborative and user-centered Business Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Reporting to the Director of Research and Instructional Services, the ideal candidate will serve as liaison librarian to the College of Business, as well as the Department of Criminal Justice and the Judicial Studies program. This librarian will provide research assistance in areas such as accounting, business administration, criminal justice, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, and management. This position is part of the Libraries’ liaison librarian program that emphasizes engaging information literacy instruction, in-depth research support for both faculty and students, and active engagement in campus outreach activities to promote the Libraries and build partnerships. The Libraries value excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong service orientation, a willingness to experiment with new methods and technologies, an openness to change and a collaborative approach to meeting user needs. This faculty position requires scholarly activity and publication, and service on professional and university committees.
Provide in-depth research consultations regarding specialized business resources, such as those involving investment and financial data, company and industry information, market research, and economic indicators.
Design and conduct curriculum-integrated instructional sessions in the liaison areas both in person and online, create and maintain LibGuides, and create effective online instructional materials such as LMS modules and online tutorials.
Proactively collaborate with faculty to meet teaching and research objectives, and support interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business research.
Oversee library collections in the liaison areas, respond to faculty and student requests for library materials, and collaborate with other library departments on collections-related issues.
Maintain familiarity with recent trends in scholarly communications related to the liaison areas, and answer basic questions regarding these issues, such as those concerning copyright and journal publication.
Work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities and cultures.
Participate in and extend the Research and Instructional Services Department’s outreach, assessment, and instructional initiatives, including research help services.
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
Two (2) years of experience in a library or instruction setting or an advanced degree in one of the liaison areas
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services
Background in and/or familiarity with sources, issues, and trends in business research
Experience collaborating with faculty in a liaison librarian capacity
Experience planning and delivering innovative library services and/or information literacy instruction
Experience with tools that support online learning such as LibGuides and Canvas
Compensation and Benefits
Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $60,100.
Competitive benefits package includes 24 vacation days per year and tuition benefits for self and family. No state income tax.
More information about the University Libraries and expectations related to faculty rank and tenure can be found in the Bylaws of the University Libraries at UNR.
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program
About the University Libraries
The University Libraries has been a cornerstone of the University since it was founded in 1874. Today it encompasses a blend of cutting-edge research facilities and services, including the state of the art Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (main library), Special Collections and University Archives, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, Jon Bilbao Basque Library, and @One Digital Media and Technology Center. The University Libraries fulfills its mission to further intellectual inquiry and innovation; partner with students and faculty in the creation of new knowledge; and foster excellence in education through providing access to scholarly resources, active learning environments, cutting-edge technology, and knowledgeable assistance, all with an underlying core focus on diversity and inclusion.